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Charles County, Maryland Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Charles County, Maryland. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Charles County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Charles County, Maryland, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 25,510 total crimes reported in Charles County, Maryland (3,880 of them violent). Of the 3,189 crimes that take place per year in Charles County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Charles County, Maryland every 2 hours. This includes 27 murders, 150 rapes, and just about eighteen thousand thefts (including 2,417 car thefts).

Total Crime in Charles County, Maryland (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Charles County, Maryland for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Charles County has risen by 96%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 96%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in Charles County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least seven thousand for Charles County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Charles County, Maryland (2001-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Charles County, Maryland (2001-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Charles County, Maryland law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Charles County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.